My computer automatically opens one of my Hotmail email addresses and will not allow me to use a password or choose another email address. How do I correct it as I don’t want this automatic login from Hotmail? I want to enter my email and password each time.
The gateway to your Hotmail email account is its login page. At the time of writing, this page has two sections – right and left; refer the image below. The one on the right has the login fields, one for the Windows Live ID and the other for the password.
Below these are a couple of options that can help you access email faster. How? Read on…
Logging at your Hotmail account is pretty straightforward. You enter the ID and password and click the “Sign in” button. But if the “Remember my password” option was checked in the past, you won’t get to see the Hotmail sign in page because the service will log you in automatically.
The “Remember my password” option enables the web browser to store your login details. So when you access the Hotmail login page the next time, the username and password are sent automatically to the server and you are taken directly to the email account. Using the “Remember my password” option helps in faster access of the Hotmail account because it bypasses the sign in page completely.
If you want to do away with the Hotmail automatic login and enter the password each time, follow the steps below.
Web browsers can save the information you enter in online forms. This includes login details – the username and password. If Hotmail keeps logging you in automatically, the program settings need to be changed. Here are the instructions for the top 3 web browsers. Also delete all the saved passwords information.
As you have learnt, Hotmail automatic login is enabled when the “Remember my password” option has been checked. The main advantage of this feature is to save time because you no longer need to go via the sign in page and enter the login details.
However, and I have mentioned this in several other articles, “Remember my password” is like a double edged sword. Though it offers some convenience, you might forget the account password if you don’t use it often. And finally, do not check this option on a public computer or even your home computer if you want to keep your email private.
You may also be interested in doing the opposite of what has been described in this post – check out how to login automatically at your email account.
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